Mothering and mental illness – All in the Mind radio program

Mothering and mental illness – All in the Mind radio program

ABC Radio National aired this story on All in the Mind on 2nd September 2018: Mothering and mental illness Having children can be wonderful but there’s no doubt that parenting can be challenging, especially for women with mental illness. We hear about the lives of...
Talking to Kids About Mental Health, by Cynthia Bissett Germanotta

Talking to Kids About Mental Health, by Cynthia Bissett Germanotta

When I Realized I Needed to Change the Way I Talk to My Daughters About Mental Health by Cynthia Bissett Germanotta, President of Born This Way Foundation and mother of Lady Gaga.   This story was published recently in The Mighty, a blog about Mental Health. Do you...
Thoughts for Carers

Thoughts for Carers

Thoughts for Carers from Robert Trett, of Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria   Criticism turns off hearing Threats fall on deaf ears Love and encouragement offer the strongest hope We cling to the belief that if we prop someone up for long enough, he or...
Family Connections – Classes for Families of People with BPD

Family Connections – Classes for Families of People with BPD

Family Connections is a free 12-week program providing education, skills training and support for people in a relationship with someone with BPD. BPD can be challenging to live with for persons who have it, and also for their families and loved ones. Strong emotions...
Validation Vs Tough Love

Validation Vs Tough Love

At times, carers of people living with BPD have asked me if tough love is what they should be doing to help the person they care for, to make them “grow up”, or to give them ultimatums if they don’t change their behaviours. I have always answered...